2144-Mechanical engineers

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Mechanical engineers
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Job Description: 
Mechanical engineers conduct research; advise on, design, and direct production of machines, aircraft, ships, machinery and industrial plant, equipment and systems; advise on and direct their functioning, maintenance and repair; or study and advise on mechanical aspects of particular materials, products or processes.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) advising on and designing machinery and tools for manufacturing, mining, construction, agricultural, and other industrial purposes
  • (b) advising on and designing steam, internal combustion and other non-electric motors and engines used for propulsion of railway locomotives, road vehicles or aircraft, or for driving industrial or other machinery
  • (c) advising on and designing: hulls, superstructures and propulsion systems of ships
  • mechanical plant and equipment for the release, control and utilization of energy
  • heating, ventilation and refrigeration systems, steering gear, pumps, and other mechanical equipment
  • (d) advising on and designing airframes, undercarriages and other equipment for aircraft as well as suspension systems, brakes, vehicle bodies and other components of road vehicles
  • (e) advising on and designing non-electrical parts of apparatus or products such as word processors, computers, precision instruments, cameras and projectors
  • (f) establishing control standards and procedures to ensure efficient functioning and safety of machines, machinery, tools, motors, engines, industrial plant, equipment, or systems
  • (g) ensuring that equipment, operation and maintenance comply with design specifications and safety standards.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Aeronautical engineer
- Marine architect
- Marine engineer
- Mechanical engineer


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Ships' engineer - 3151

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